Whether you’re carrying heavy packages, playing with your kids or engaged in your favorite sport, a strong back comes in handy. Here’s a seven-exercise sequence designed to help make your back stronger and more flexible.
The Wall Squat is a great way to exercise muscles throughout your back in addition to your glutes, hamstrings and quads. It also promotes greater balance.
2. Engage your core, then bend your knees until they’re at a 90° angle.
3. Pause and briefly rest in the position as your thighs become parallel to the floor. Return to the starting position by pushing up through your heels.
Cat/Cow (technically two yoga poses but almost always combined) enhances spinal flexibility while enhancing posture and balance.
Sometimes, less is more...as with this exercise, in which a limited motion can pay big dividends in terms of shoulder flexibility and strength while improving your posture.
Fly into Superman to keep your back flexible; this pose also stretches all the major muscle groups in the body.
This exercise works the upper and lower back as well as the shoulders, glutes and hamstrings.
Knee to Chest
This exercise helps stretch your lower back and pelvis while promoting a sense of calm.
Going into Bridge will help stretch your spine while strengthening the muscles of your back and legs. It’s also a good way to open your hips, which can stiffen if you sit all day.
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